ligand bonds

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danielruiz1G
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ligand bonds

Postby danielruiz1G » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:58 pm

In discussion when written as an example when written as a ligand bond, our TA told us that water was written as OH2 because O is the atom that reacts with the metal but what does writing it this way have to do with the bond structure?

Jimmy lira-1G
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Re: ligand bonds

Postby Jimmy lira-1G » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:01 pm

Writing it in this order shows which element is going to be bonded by the metal; your question is somewhat unclear but I hope this answers your question!

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Isabel Jabara 1C
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Re: ligand bonds

Postby Isabel Jabara 1C » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:38 pm

When written this way, the first atom is the element that is bonded to the central metal. The other two after that are bonded to that first atom.


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